2023 I2SL Conference & Technology Fair
Join our team at the 2023 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Conference and Technology Fair in Anaheim, CA, to learn about the challenges of decarbonization and ways the I2SL community can help address them.
Principal and Global Science + Technology Leader, Chris Ertl, AIA, LEED AP and Senior Principal and Chief Climate Officer, Prem Sundharam, AIA, WELL AP, will be presenting a session on, “Challenging the Status Quo: A Total Carbon Approach to Labs”.
Several approaches to designing a net zero laboratory have been developed to mitigate the staggering energy use of this building type. The carbon intensity that is inherent in labs presents designers with a unique challenge. These highly complex facilities demand far greater ventilation than most building types and use energy-intensive equipment that is often in operation 24 hours a day.
Labs also need robust structural systems to limit building vibration and support heavy imposed loads. Structural systems, typically made up of concrete and steel, contain high quantities of embodied carbon, and cause a real problem to the goals of carbon neutrality.
In our session, we will analyze tried and true methods that drive labs towards net zero and will challenge the status quo of sustainable laboratory design to look at leading edge opportunities that should be considered to transform how laboratories perform to meet the energy use and embodied carbon challenges facing the world.
CTE Facilities Design: The Future of Education
Career and Technical Education facilities are the catalyst for our future workforce. At DLR Group, we’re connecting the built environment to special tailored curriculum and providing access to students to career pathways never thought imaginable before.
DLR Group to Present Second Session at CCFC 30th Annual Conference
Learn how Chaffey Community College District utilized the two-step design-build process across multiple campuses and projects.
DLR Group to Present at CCFC 30th Annual Conference
Explore Riverside Community College District’s holistic and innovative approach to sustainability and climate change across 3 unique campuses.
DLR Group to Speak at 2023 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo
Join DLR Group at the upcoming Healthcare Design Conference + Expo for a panel discussion around the topic of sustainable design amid climate change.
Inquiry and Wonder Supported Through the Built Environment
Flexible, adaptable learning environments are important in supporting inquiry-based learning. Our BOLD™ process helps educators build future-ready spaces.
Seeing and Valuing the Patient as a Customer
Modern patients have increased agency in navigating the healthcare system. Christina DeAmicis talks about what the "patient as a customer" means for design.